Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Ripe dark fruit with cassis and blackcurrants, laced with a subtle sweet vanilla undertone from the oak. The elegant oaking expresses hints of smokiness and tabacco leaf creating a complex wine with a velvety finish on the palate. This wine can mature for up to 8 years in bottle, allowing the wine to develop into its true character.. A prime example of a well crafted South African Cabernet sauvignon.

Expect this wine to mature gracefully in the next 8 years.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon ]
winery : Cederberg Cellar
winemaker : David Nieuwoudt
wine of origin : Cederberg
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 3.8 g/l  pH : 3.6  ta : 6.2 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full  taste : Fragrant   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver
2010 Vintage - SA Top 100'13
2009 Vintage - Veritas '11 Gold
2009 Vintage - SA Top 100'12
2009 Vintage - SAA First/Business Class Selection '13 Red Wine of the Year
2008 Vintage - Concours Mondial De Bruxelles'11

ageing : Expect this wine to mature gracefully in the next 8 years.
Optimum drinking time: 4 - 8 years

in the vineyard : Facing: South-west
Soil Type: Red Slate & Hutton
Age of vines: 13 years, Cederberg Mountains
Vineyard area: 7.5ha
Yield per Ha: 65 t/Ha
Trellised: Extended 6 wire Perold
Irrigation: Supplementary
Clone: 163C (Scleipp) & CS46 & 32, 27 on Richter 99

about the harvest: Degree Balling at Harvest: Early morning hand harvested at 25.5° Balling.
Harvest Date: 7 March - 7 April 2010

in the cellar : Vinification: 15% juice bleeding directly after crush. Closed tanks, cold maceration for 4 days.
Fermentation: Pump over every 4 - 6 hours. 24ºC fermentation temperature for 10 days. 21 day extended skin contact.
Barrel maturation: Medium & Medium+ toasted Allier & Nevers French oak for 15 months, 1st fill 60%, 2nd fill 40%.

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